Red House in Cattaraugus County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
at Allegany State Park
Allegany State Park's ski jumps had an international reputation. Made of all natural materials, they were rated among the best in the country. The first jumping meet, sponsored by the Buffalo Ski Club, was held February 24, 1935. An estimated 5,000 spectators attended. Annual tournaments featured cross-country and downhill races, slalom competitions, and jumping meets. Many participants and spectators traveled to Salamanca by train and then by bus from the railway to the park, filling accommodations to overflowing. The last meet was held February 3, 1979.
This map [see photo - submitter], produced by the Inter-State Ski Club shows the ski trails and facilities within Allegany State Park in 1937. The ski club was formed on March 6, 1936, and hosted annual tournaments until 1971. Club members came from
50-meter jump 188 feet Set in 1956 by professional Austrian skier, Franz Elsigan.
50-meter jump (amateur) 163 feet Set in 1940 by Paul Ricci, a Niagara University Student.
30-meter jump 108 feet Set in 1948 by George Boyer, Jr. of Red House, New York.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
Location. 42° 6.326′ N, 78° 45.052′ W. Marker is in Red House, New York, in Cattaraugus County. Marker is on South Mountain Road 0.3 miles from Allegany State Park Route 1, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. S. Mountain Rd is marked "do not enter" at the intersection with ASP 1. You can ignore that for at least as far as the marker. The "do not enter" refers to a maintenance area farther down the road. The marker is along the paved pedestrian/bike that circles Red House Lake. This portion of the path is behind the white dam/bridge that creates the lake. Marker is in this post office area: Salamanca NY 14779, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 0.3 miles away); Weather Station Outdoor Museum (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stoddard Hollow (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fire Observation Stations: / Fire Tower is Reborn (approx. 2.9 miles away); Sweet Water Spring (approx. 3 miles away); From the Mountains of Afghanistan (approx. 3.7 miles away); Dedicated to Those from the Salamanca Area (approx. 3.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Red House.
More about this marker. Given the topography of the area, I'm assuming the marker is placed at about the landing point for the ski jumpers.
Regarding Ski Jumping. A motor vehicle entrance fee is typically required during business hours in season and on weekends.
Also see . . . Allegany State Park - New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Red House Area. The Park generally has two areas; Red House (north) and Quaker (south). (Submitted on September 28, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 490 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.